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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 13, 2006 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

The team that wins the Fall Classic is the best team. Period. Props to the Cards, and the fans of St. Looie...who showed a ton of class to the traveling Bosox fans in the '04 series (the team even let Sox fans w/out tickets into teh stadium after game 4 ended to party w/their bretheren...that's class!)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 13, 2006 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

the Yanks showed a lot of class that year too after the Sox won game seven. Steinbrenner telling his people to "leave the lights on as long they want, they deserve it." Kudos to them.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 13, 2006 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

Grendel, it means a lot to me for somebody to say that. Thanks! Of course I'm biased, but I really believe that the Cardinal fans are among baseball's best. They rarely boo opposing players and teams. They behave themselves after the big wins. And they do respect the fans from opposing teams who come to watch the games at Busch.

For the most part, that is. Things do get a little dicey when the Cubs or Royals are in town.

But my favorite baseball memory is actually from New York. I had only moved to the city quite recently when I met a friend of a friend who, after a long conversation over a couple of libations, asked if I'd care to meet him in the bleachers up in The Bronx for game two of a twilight doubleheader against the Indians. So a couple of nights later, there I am, a guy from a small town in the Midwest, and I stepped off the train, walked into Yankee Stadium, grabbed a beer and a dog on my way into the cheap seats, and heard, "Hey, Bryan!" Wow, did I feel like I belonged.

The Yankees had already lost the first game. When I arrived in the third inning, they were well on their way to dropping the second one, too. And the natives were getting restless. It was beautiful. Gotta love New York.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 13, 2006 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

They're not "among" the best--thay ARE the best. It's not even close. Knowledgable, classy and loyal.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 13, 2006 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

Sorry BryanE, but i have to agree. The Cards fans are really some of the most friendly and welcoming fans in baseball. However, i would include KC fans as well. I've attended games in KC and was always amazed by the comfortable and friendly atmosphere - and this was back in the day when KC weren't your usual basement dwellers. I was so thrilled when St. Louis won the pennant this year, and i'm not even necessarily a fan of the team, but you just have to respect Tony L. A great guy, a great manager, and a great team.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 13, 2006 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

You know, that IS classy. I was at Game 4 of the 1989 Earthquake series. I went alone.

Brought my mom's green kitchen broom. The assh***es at Candlestick wouldn't let me take my broom inside. What!?! We swept them Giants anyhow!

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 13, 2006 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Matsuzaka - non dead related - read at own risk

I was there as well. As a Giant fan, though. But I'm done with those guys until Bonds is gone. I was so pissed when they re-signed him--at 16 mil, no less!!! In many ways, they run a pretty classy operation over there (with the exception of the Broom Ban) , but it's all negated by Bonds. I haven't been to a game in years, and barely watched them on TV last season. I'm a River Cat fan now (A's AAA team). Actually grew up an A's fan--the early 70's team are my favorite team ever. Hey--that kinda jibes with the whole post 77 thing. Wasn't 76 the last year that version of the A's made the postseason? Finley blew it all up in 77, I believe...